Texas A&M football: 30 greatest players of all-time

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /
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Seth McKinney
Seth McKinney. (Photo by Diamond Images/Getty Images) /

Stats – 50 consecutive starts, all as a center.

Accolades – Third-Team All-American in 2000, Second-Team All-American in 2001, First-TeamAll-Big 12 from 1999-01, Rimington Award Finalist in 2001

Team signature moment – Winning Big 12 Championship in 1998

Seth McKinney is one of those rare players that came in and impacted the team from day one. He is one of only five centers in the history of college football to start all four years of his career. His 50 consecutive starts are the second most in Texas A&M history, and he got it all started during the year the Aggies won their only Big 12 conference championship, so he joined an elite team.

Unfortunately, the team did not see the same success in his final three seasons, never finishing better than 8-4. Though this was not at all McKinney’s fault. He got better as his career progressed.

He went from First-Team All-Big 12 in 1999, to First-Team All-Big 12 and Third-Team All-American in 2000, to First-Team All-Big 12, Second-Team All-American and finalist for the Rimington Award as the nation’s top center in 2001.

McKinney would end up being a third-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played eight years in the NFL for the Dolphins, the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills. His older brother Steve also played at Texas A&M in the four years prior to Seth arriving and played in the NFL for 10 years.

Seth has gone on to have an interesting post-football career. He currently owns Crossfit Aggieland, is a founding partner in the Stafford Barrett Commerical Brokerage firm and was in the running for a state senate seat back in 2011.